"Annie's Oak"

"Annie's Oak" (HMC6L)

Location: Berkeley, CA 94709 Alameda County
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N 37° 52.595', W 122° 15.512'

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City of Berkeley Landmark

— Designated in 1986 —

Here a venerable oak tree was saved by Annie Maybeck (1867-1956), wife of architect Bernard Maybeck. She is said to have "marched off to city hall" to protest the cutting of native trees during street paving early in the 20th Century. She and other influential women founded the Hillside Club to promote "building with nature". The Club proclaimed that "the few native trees that have survived centuries should be jealously preserved....bend the roads, divide the lots, place the houses to accomodate them!"
The original tree - a coast live oak, Quercus agrifolia - died in 1985. It was replaced with a young tree of the same species.
Berkeley Historical Plaque Project 1998
HM NumberHMC6L
Year Placed1998
Placed ByCity of Berkeley
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 10:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 565208 N 4192380
Decimal Degrees37.87658333, -122.25853333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.595', W 122° 15.512'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 35.70" N, 122° 15' 30.72" W
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Area Code(s)510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1747-1799 Leroy Ave, Berkeley CA 94709, US
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